One of the most complex codec packages, the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack can also function by default settings, in case you are a less experienced user and you don’t know how to set up the application.
Remember to deselect the adware which comes with the application during installation process.
This codec package is dedicated to both novices and experts (there are also encoding options). The interface is simple and provides easy access to customization options.
Except for the most popular audio and video formats, K-Lite Mega Codec Pack allows you to open some rare formats. It also includes codecs for compressions like Divx or Xvid.
The features of this utility software are impressive, as it contains DirectShow video and audio decoding filters, audio parsers, source filters and subtitle filters.
Other features are represented by VFW video codecs, ACM audio codecs, shell extensions and tools such as Codec Tweak Tool
, FourCC Changer
, MediaInfo Lite, Haali Muxer, GraphStudioNext and VobSubStrip.
The latest version is K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 17, features the following updates:
- Updated MPC-HC to version 18.104.22.168
- Updated LAV Filters to version 0.76.1-3-ga6b20
- Updated MPC Video Renderer to version 0.5.7.1858
- Updated Codec Tweak Tool to version 6.6.5
- Removed AC3Filter. This filter is old/obsolete/redundant and wasn't used by default. Only a tiny amount of people used it.
- Removed options to use ffdshow for decoding. These decoders are also old/obsolete/redundant and weren't used by default. There is no good reason for people to use them either. If you are stubborn, you can still enable them manually with Codec Tweak Tool after installation.
The ffdshow processing filters are still available for those who need additional processing abilities. Added new options to load them in all compatible DirectShow players.
If you choose to install Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, too, you will be able to configure file associations for video and audio contents.
With this player and with the codecs provided by the pack, you will be able to open almost any media file.
Apart from the codecs, the package also contains Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (